Gardiens by Pierre Courtin

Gardiens by Pierre Courtin

Gardiens

Pierre Courtin

Title

Gardiens

 
Artist

Pierre Courtin

  1921 - 2012 (biography)
Year
1958  
Technique
burin engraving on zinc with hand applied inks 
Image Size
8 5/8 x 4 1/2" platemark 
Signature
lower right pencil 
Edition Size
only four proofs, 2-4 
Annotations
pencil titled and dated Avril 1958 
Reference
Riviere 282 
Paper
heavily textured wove 
State
only known state 
Publisher
artist 
Inventory ID
20547 
Price
$800.00 
Description
Done at mid career "Gardiens" is one from a series of experimental prints Courtin did for which he only printed a few proofs, in this case 4. He uses the application of a white ink over black to achieve this mystical, surreal composition done in almost three dimensions and printed on a soft, malable antique-white hand made paper. This dimensionality becomes his trademark after 1950 when he begans to experiment with sculptural printmaking.